If you recently noticed a program named The Windows Session Console Weather in the program list in Control Panel, then you should know that your PC has been infected with adware. This recently released computer infection is dedicated to promoting certain content in a clandestine manner. Apart from the ads being intrusive, annoying and unwelcome, they can also put your computer’s security at risk. Therefore, you should remove this application from Control Panel as soon as the opportunity arises. However, if you want to find out more about it, then please read this short description.
We have no concrete information on how this particular program is disseminated. However, it is more than likely that its developers got several shady freeware developers to include it in their software bundles. The malicious installers might install this hijacker onto your computer automatically. Therefore, you have to opt for advanced or custom installation settings and uncheck its checkbox (if possible) because you will get it on your PC otherwise and will have to view its promotions. Now, as far as the company that made this adware is concerned, there is no concrete information about it. The Windows Session Console Weather was digitally signed by SoftMedia which looks like a fake name that does not give anything to go on as far as further research is concerned.
We consider The Windows Session Console Weather as malicious because its developers have configured it to show commercial advertisements without your authorization. If you get it onto your PC, you should know that it will render ads that promote links to questionable content. We believe that some of the ads can get your PC infected with malware. However, for the most part, it should promote unwanted programs, various surveys, and so on, but you should not take anything that this application throws at you at face value.
We also want to mention that this program can go into hibernation mode and not show you any ads at all. It only works when a certain ad campaign is available. So it can spring into action at any time and surprise you with, banner, pop-up ads as well as coupons and even in-text ads. However, since the ads come from unknown sources, you should not trust them or click them for that matter. This program has no user interface, but if you want to see if it is running, you can go to Task Manager and locate "wdscw.exe" under the Processes tab. "wdscw.exe" is the main executable that you have to delete if you want to reestablish your computer’s security.
In summary, The Windows Session Console Weather has nothing to do with the weather because its real purpose is to show you advertisements that come from unknown, shady sources. We fear that some of the ads can be malicious in nature and subject you to malware. So we suggest that you remove this adware from your PC as soon as the opportunity arises. Please consult the instructions below if you want to delete it manually. You can also use an anti-malware program to delete it for you.
Windows 7 and Vista